CHICAGO – An Illinois mother told police she fatally stabbed her daughter because the 6-year-old was possessed by a demon.
Nelly Vasquez-Salazar, 25, who claims her daughter, Evelyn, attacked her, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in her death, myFOXChicago reported.
A judge set a $5 million bail for Vasquez-Salazar, who says her daughter recently began sleepwalking.
"She claimed the little girl was possessed by a demon," prosecutor Steve Scheller told the court. "She was an intelligent, vibrant, beautiful little girl. She was, in fact, an angel."